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secretary jay carney business to hold his first briefing since news broke that general petraeus had stepped down. we haven't heard for him in a while. this is going to be interesting. word of the general's extramarital affair reportedly with his by og graph tere paula broadwell sending shock waves through (d) c. and beyond. it came days before the general was supposed to sit down with lawmakers to discuss the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. tkweucritics are questioning why the news now broke publicly when some in washington knew about the allegations against mr. petraeus for months. the chairman of the homeland committee is with us. i know you believe this is major crisis, why? >> i really do. i'm looking forward to the meeting on thursday with the other actors involved here. as far as why i believe it was handled wrong by the fbi, first of all to have something like this a cyber harassment case rise to the level of an fbi investigation. when it reached the cia director, have the fbi investigate the director of of the cia and the president or the attorney general not be notifi
it. jay carney is going to speak right now. standby. let's listen to what they are saying about petraeus now. >> his policy agenda. he has confidence in the acting director in the cia and he has confidence in the military to carry out the various missions that he has asked them to carry out. on specific individuals and matters pertaining to the recent revelations i would refer you to the pentagon and the ig, on the one hand and to the fbi with regards to general petraeus. >> he's not shaking his head saying guys, look, we need a more credible, competent sense of leadership. >> he's not going to make grand pronouncements or decisions about things based on, you know, two situations, two individual cases. he's focused on the missions that the military is tasked with carrying out and the cia, and the general intelligence community is tasked with carrying out and with enacting his overall agenda, which encompasses not just national security policy but obviously domestic policy. yes. reuters, jeff. >> has the president spoken to general allen directly? >> not that i'm aware of no. >>
. white house briefing coming up in 20 minutes. press secretary jay carney taking to the podium to answerer questions. a lot of questions, i'm sure, regarding just what this scandal means for the white house, what it means for the cabinet, shakeup happening in the cabinet, nominations na will be coming forward and of course the very important business of doing business in the second term and just how much this could be a distraction in the next weeks and months to come. many have speculated that he was murdered. now eight years later some of the questions surrounding the death of yasser arafat may be answered. a canvas inspired by conflict, syrian artists turn their pain into paintings. and this -- ♪ ♪ >> more than just a popular song by one republic, an anthem helping save lives of children around the globe. ♪ nest, clearest water. we find the best, sweetest crab for red lobster that we can find. [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's crabfest! the only time of year you can savor 5 succulent crab entrees, all under 20 dollars. like a half-pound of tender snow crab p
with the administration. >> andrea we may get more information even within this hour. jay carney has his daily briefing and perhaps will offer answers to the questions regards david petraeus and his status. now to the other big story. president obama just moments ago putting more pressure on congress to extend tax cuts for the middle class. it's the president's first public comment sin winning re-election. the president urged leaders to take action on the areas where they agree and find compromise where they cannot or can't find common ground. >> i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges, but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> we also learned today just in the past few hours the president has invited leaders from both parties to the white house next week to start negotiations. despite talk of wanting to work together, both sides have drawn some lines in the sand when it comes to taxes. house speaker john boehner earlier today said it's possible to get the nation's finan
. >> that was white house spokesman jay carney and former army vice chief of staff peter tee ellie. jill kelley also received threatening letters from paula broadwell. now a 911 call is coming to light of kelley telling dispatchers saying she needed diplomatic protection. as the scandal widens, broadwell is holing herself up in the home of her brother near rock creek park. a jogger found broadwell's lost driver's license in the park and turned into the police. more bill is right after the break. stay with us. we have a big, big hour and the i.q. will go way up. how are you ever going to solve the problem if you don't look at all of the pieces? >>tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >>you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. >>sharp tongue, quick whit and above all, politically direct. >>you just think there is no low they won't go to. oh, no. if al gore's watching today... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an acciden
to jill kelley prior to the investigation. at today's white house briefing spokesman jay carney was hit by a barrage of questions. >> how is it that the white house didn't have any idea of this until the day after the election? >> is the president as commander in chief at all worried about a culture -- an inappropriate culture in the military. >> what's the president's reaction to this? is he disgusted? is he embarrassed? >> does the president see this in general as an unwelcome distraction? >> well, i certainly i think wouldn't call it welcome. >> not welcome, indeed, and you'd think there was nothing else going on in washington, but, in fact, the president is already engaged in the fight to define his second term. after a decisive election win, he must now translate that victory into shaping policy and in the short term steering clear of the so-called fiscal cliff. today the president met with labor and progressive leaders at the white house, the first of several meetings aimed at avoiding automatic tax increases and spending cuts at the beginning of the new year. the president has ma
this is utterly bizarre? >> jay carney saying the president was surprised by the petraeus announcement for the petraeuss news on thursday that came to him on thursday but still has great confidence in the military, does not want to extrapolate any broader conclusions about the military from the examples of these two generals who have gotten into some difficulty through these investigations. joining us at the table, pete williams, our justice correspondent, kristen well sker, white house correspondent, michael isikoff. >> pete, first to you. we're seeing that jay carney is referring all messages and information and all questions to the justice department. you cover the justice department and the fbi. how did they get into this investigation now of general allen? they were looking at jill kelley's e-mails presumably because she complained about harassment, potential harassment about threatening e-mails that were anonymous and that, of course, led to paula broadwell who led to david petraeus and the relationship that was then uncovered. how did general allen get into this mix? >> your que
now go to the white house where jay carney is first beginning to answer questions about this. so let's put our conversation on hold and listen to what he has to say and we'll be right back. >> supreme allied commander europe, pending the investigation of general allen's conduct by the department of defense ig. the president remains focused on supporting our troops and coalition partners in afghanistan who general allen continues to lead as he has done so ably over a year. the president has nominated general doneford to be the next commander of isaf and reiterates his belief the senate should act to confirm general dunford. his hearings are this week. >> is it accurate to say the president still has full faith in general allen? >> he has full faith in general allen, believes he is doing and has done an excellent job at isaf and refer you to the pentagon for the process under way for general allen. >> just to kind a take a step back, only a week since election day as you know, and we've seen the cia director resign under pressure and disgrace over the scandal and now see the leader in
and also jay carney, the white house spokesman today. he's kept the confidence of the president and secretary panetta. so he will keep his job. the war will go on as it has for the past 11 years. >> jennifer: okay. since the president and secretary panetta issued a supportive statement does that indicate his denial checks out? general allen has denied, of course, having an inappropriate relationship with jill kelley. >> what a lot of people here in town think it means is that if he broke some form of protocol or some military guideline, it wasn't enough to trigger a criminal investigation by the fbi or by other federal officials and so that's the reason the justice department and the fbi handed this matter over to the pentagon's suspected general for it to look into it. that still could have serious repercussions for general allen. by keeping him on, by not suspending him as they have other general officers accused of crimes, it indicates they're hoping he can survive this and keep going with his career. >> jennifer: 20
the legislative process, presidents rarely issue veto threats like the one we heard repeated today from jay carney. in a closed door meeting at the white house today with labor leaders and other liberal supporters, the president is reported by the huffington post to have said i am not going to budge. i said in 2010 that i am going to do this once and i meant it. the thing he did once, of course, was allowing a two year extension of bush tax rates for everyone, including top income earners. the president now wants to continue the bush tax rates for everyone except top income earners. such a bill passed the senate but is stuck in the house. if no such bill passes by end of the year, in january all the income tax rates will go back up to the clinton tax rates. so if republicans in the house succeed in preventing anything from happening this time, something will actually happen, and everyone's tax rates will go up. joining me, justin reuben and ezra klein. ezra, i want to start with you on something. justin was in the room with the president today, i am going to torture him in a second to get what the
and accepts it on friday? jay carney, on david petraeus testifying, not really important, not his issue. >> i would say two things. one, it is up to congress to make decisions about who is called to testify. but the president is confident that acting director moral is fully capable of representing the cia in a hearing about benghazi. >> this is convenient for the administration to have david pet on record on record of blaming the credit videotape. now if he doesn't of it that's going to be his testimony. that's going to be his testimony because of the videotape. >> i bet by the end of this investigation he does come forward. he is a patriot, and he wants the truth out. what is interesting, though, he said through sources, steve, through his friends, i guess he was anticipating testifying but now he believes it will be a media circus so he likely won't. >> he's got to do it. but the larger question is remember this all started with this, you know, general allen got an e-mail from somebody and sent it on and said what's going on with this? ten a local field -- oh, there's general allen right th
. a limited amount of time in the words of white house press secretary jay carney, but we also know that a lot of staff hours have had to go to dealing with this situation with generals petraeus and allen. yesterday this was the first press conference that we had a chance to ask jay carney about this situation. and he said that the president thinks very highly of general allen, of his service to his country, of the job he's done in afghanistan. and one reporter asked if he, if the president has the full faith, or if general allen, i should say, has the full faith of president obama. and here's what carney said. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and has done an excellent job at isap. and i would rephrase the pentagon for the process underway with regards to general allen. >> reporter: now carney downplayed questions on whether this whole situation illuminates something about the culture of military leadership. he said these are two events seeming to say they are two isolated instances, but zoraida, he did say that the president was surprised, i guess that's not particularly
heard the president's remarks earlier, what's the latest, ed? >> reporter: jay carney will be taking questions. something the president did not do. normally presidents have a news conference after their reelections. this was a chance for the president to lay count markers on where he stands and offer an olive branch to try to get this jump started. a lot of pressure on leaders in both parties. we have economists saying we could head into a double dip recession. you have had the markets rattle on wall street. so the president its coming off a strong victory tuesday night but is facing the real reality of governing as this has to be dealt with. i think you heard that he was saying he wasn't going to compromise his principles. he did not use the word mandate but all but claimed a mandate saying this balanced approach he's been talking about about raising taxes, that was fronts and center in the campaign and he says democrats won on that issue so it's time as he put it to get a majority of congress to agree with the will of the american people. his challenge is going to be that house rep
was criticized for using investigation as tools to threaten opponents. jay carney was asked why the white house didn't know about the investigation until after the election. >> they have protocols in place for when they notify the executive branches of investigation. it's simply a fact that the white house was not aware of the:situation regarding general pea tray us until wednesday. >> reporter: the cia assistant director morrell will brief the committees today. martha: now that he's a civilian, doug, thank you. bill: he mentioned senator barrasso. he will be our guest in 10 minutes. we'll put the questions to him. cast of characters involved in the story. it can be confusing. top left now on screen, will be david petraeus. lawmakers on the hill want to know if national security was threatened by his cia chief's affair with paula broadwell, his biographer. bottom left. fit was broadwell investigators say sent harassing e-mails to jill kelley. she is bottom right. that womb and it was found was trading hundreds of e-mails with general john allen. pentagon officials say those e-mails may be inapp
, they want action. >> woodruff: later, presidential spokesman jay carney said mr. obama would veto any bill that extended tax cuts for families earning $250,000 a year or more. earlier in the day, house speaker john boehner staked out his position on the same subject. >> you know, on wednesday, i outlined a responsible path forward to avert the fiscal cliff without raising tax rates. about 24 hours after i spoke, the congressional budget office released a report showing that the most harmful consequences of the fiscal cliff come from increasing tax rates. according to ernst & young, raising the top rates would dtroyearl700,0 jobs in our country. the members of our majority understand how important it is to avert the fiscal cliff. that's why the house took action earlier this year to replace the sequester with other types of cuts, and it's also why, over the summer, we passed a bill to extend all of the current tax rates for one year so that we had time to overhaul our tax code. and it's why i outlined a responsible path forward where we can replace the spending cuts and extend the current r
for a republican -- >> seemed as a republican. we don't know that he is. >> jay carney said that he served the country in that party but he served under a republican president. >> alfonso, is that fair? there would be louder republican voices on this if it was a closer member of the obama team? >> yeah, i think we'll hear, we're hearing some republicans asking the tough questions. the timing of this story is unfortunate. it generates a lot of questions and suspicion. that he went to the hill and told members of congress that the benghazi situation was a reaction to spontaneous -- was a spontaneous -- >> this was the cia report this goes to what the white house has been say iing all along, what t cia intelligence at the time was saying? >> the station chief of the cia was say iing that this was a premeditated terrorist attack. senator mccain and the house calling for a special committee to investigate. so i think there are going to be a lot of questions about this not only about the sex scandal but is this related to benghazi. >> the senators want him to testify still. talking to people on
by the fbi. so first to the point of his initial reaction, if you take white house press secretary jay carney's briefing yesterday as a guide that gives you a sense that president obama will likely talk about that fact that he was stunned. he'll likely also thank general petraeus for his service to the country and also express his continued support of general allen while this investigation is ongoing. in terms of this other big question that lawmakers have been talking about quite a bit, this question of when president obama was informed about the entire situation, i think that you will hear president obama essentially defer those questions to the fbi. essentially not question the fbi's handling of this situation. that is what i expect. anyway, thomas, based on carney's briefing that we heard yesterday. this is such a stunning situation, because, remember, this is the last thing that president obama was expecting to talk about during his first press conference, what he intended to be focusing on, the fiscal cliff, pressuring congress to work together to get a deal done so i think that you wil
it wasn't known yet. we'll get the answer at 1:30 today in the east room. jay carney struggled tuesday when i asked him whether the president is satisfied with how quickly the fbi provided information to the president. >> there are protocols in place, as i understand it, and i haven't -- >> it sounds like you don't have an answer? >> i am not suggesting the president, you know, is -- given that he was surprised that he is pleased with the events of this past week, but the past several days, but the fact of the matter is there are processes in place to handle these kinds of things. >> it sounds like he doesn't like the fact that he was blind sided? >> no, i didn't say that. >> the president's press conference will also lay bare the degrees to which the petraeus story is a distraction from budget negotiations. carney argued yesterday that hard deadlines trump everything. >> we have very concrete deadlines. he expects that those who are engaged in conversations about it and negotiations about it will be as focused as he is. >> the president is likely to lay out his opening offer in more d
institution. you can watch that on c-span to. on c-span, today's white house briefing, spokesman jay carney answers questions at 12:30 p.m. eastern. both the house and senate return for business today with a week and showing leadership elections and no white house meeting later this week, caviling at 2:00 p.m. eastern today with four bills on the calendar including one that would deal with the over-the- counter asthma inhalers, requested vote postponed until 6:30 p.m. eastern. you can watch the house on c- span. the senate will dabble in at 2:00, considering legislation expanding hunting and fishing on federal land. the senate is live on c-span2. c-span and its middle and high school students to send a message to the president through a short video. but president obama know what is the most important issue he should consider in 2013 for a grand prize of $5,000. the competition is open to students grades 6-12 and the deadline is january 18, 2013. for complete details and rules, go online to yesterday, a discussion of the inter-american dialogue look at the results of the nove
the pentagon what it found. >> pelley: thank you bob. today the white house spokesman jay carney was asked whether the president still had confidence in general allen. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> reporter: is it accurate to say the president still has full faith in general allen? >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and has done an excellent job at i.s.a.f. and i would refer you to the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> pelley: the center of this tale is in tampa where the pentagon's central command is headquarters on an air force base. centcom, as it is known, is in charge of the middle east, petraeus was the head of the command and general allen was deputy commander. that's how they met jill kelley who often hosted parties for officers and civilians. john miller has more on her story. john? >> well, scott, the picture that emerges of jill kelley has two sides. one portrays a wealthy socialite who devotes a lot of
related to benghazi. jay carney in move to refer rather than answer the white house press corps. could only offer a series of nonanswers and referrals to questions ranging from a breach of national security to the convenient election day ting of the presidenteing informed of the petraeus scandal. >> i would refer you to the pentagon for the process underway with regard to i the pentagon and the ig on the one hand and the fbi in regard to general petraeus. >> i refer you to the fbi. as i understand it they have protocols in place for when the notify the legislative and executive branches of investigations. the fbi is the place to go in terms of explanation the otocols they follow. i would refer, that said earlier, to policies in place at the fbi for how they deal with notifications investigations. lou: as you saw and heard, a frustring day for the white house press corps. the president spokesman however did not shy away from a question on this petraeus would testify in front of congress on benghazi. made it clear the administration is fmly supportive of petraeus' successor. he will be f
tax cuts on over $250,000 be extended, or should they be raised? i heard jay carney say there is no way the president will agree to anything that extends the tax cuts on the upper two brackets. that sounds like a line in the sand. is it? >> it is important to start by acknowledging that we find this encouraging that you have seen republican leaders in the last couple days explicitly embrace the recognition and support for as part of the balance of fiscal reforms a package that raises revenues. that is very important. that is very encouraging. reckoning the basic reality of how you govern a country like this in the face of the challenges we face. that is good. you know the president's position -- very simple. let's expand middle-class tax cuts, removing the potential greatest source of uncertainty and damage from the fiscal cliff. let's put in place a balanced set of a fist or forms that recognize the reality republicans now embrace that the most fortunate to% of americans are going to a pay a modest but larger share of income taxes. but he is not prepared to extend the u
. jay carney was asked about this from the left, from the right, from the middle. listen. >> you understand how people would think this is utterly bizarre, i mean, the day after the election and the anger you're hearing on capitol hill that they know what was going o. i mean, the timing, the appearance. >> all i can tell u.s. when the white house was informed. and i would let the relevant members of congress explain to you how and when they were informed. my understanding is there are protocols that the f.b.i. follows with regards to these kind of notifications and i would refer to you the f.b.i. and the department of justice for an explanation of those protocols. >> gretchen: we do know that eric holder knew about this in the summer time, maybe even earlier. he's very close to president obama. so do you believe the story line that he would not have told president obama about something that is so important until after the election? a former attorney general, alberto gonzalez, says he believes that would have never happened that way and there thank there may be a double standard.
in taxes. [applause] gerri: chris, jay carney comes out a few minutes later and he says, well, the president says he will raise taxes on wealthy. so where is the compromise? >> the hope is that the compromise lies in a broader reform. but as you know, this comes down to chime in. you have the fiscal cliff. what democrats want to do really -- what they want to do is use this moment with maximal pressure to force through a deal on taxes that allows the 250,000 and above grateful backup to the clinton rate and then push through a long-term extension for everything under that. now, you also have the sequestration cuts for programs and kick it forward six months and try to make it part of his bigger broader plan. gerri: republicans want to do is fix some of these loopholes that make the tax code so popular as far as does lycos. >> you get more revee because you are simplifying the code. the economy gets a boost, but maybe you cannot deductions for upper income folks. maybe they do end up paying a little bit more. the president still makes me sound out like he is talking about race
soon. >> thank you, tracy. ashley: we have breaking news for you. more information from jay carney the white house spokesperson saying treasury secretary tim geithner will stay on he says through the inauguration of president obama, who of course has just been reelected to help with the fiscal cliff negotiations. that from the white house. of course there is lot of speculation if there is going to be any changing around at the cabinet level. tim geithner we're told will stay through the inauguration. that will be through, close to end january imagine and perhaps on from there, to help with the fiscal cliff negotiations which anyone that can come up with solution to that is much appreciated. all right. talking of which, let the fiscal showdown begin. president obama says, yeah he is open to compromise with republicans, but, higher taxes must be part of any deficit plan. our very own gerri willis will weigh in on that story next. tracy: as we head out to break though, the dow is only down 20 points. let's look at winners and losers on the s&p 500. gannett up almost 3 1/4%. we'll be r
. but this president, if i am david axelrod -- he just won an election, stephanie cutter, jay carney, president obama, if i am them, i am embarrassed. i will tell you why, they knew no boundaries when it came to lying and demonizing, slandering, smearing, besmirching, attacking and a nice guy. whether you agree with him or not, and that tells me he has set the bar so low that people are going to try to out-do him. this is only going to get worse. you killed somebody! that to me, if i am those guys, i am embarrassed about how they had to win. it is not ugly, it's dirty, ugly and mean. >> that's one thing that is going in our favor. the media has not covered itself with joy and honor throughout, throughout obama's term. i think the alternative media is getting bigger. it's something we have to think about for the future, not only with our big comeback in 2014-- >>> you don't give up, do you? >> it's a ray of hope. but in 2016, i mean, i do think the primaries went on too long. romney could not start campaigning until june. obama was running ads against romney in ojai no february. and those ads worked.
, the president will not do that deal. i asked that question at the briefing and jay carney was very clear. the president campaigned on an increase in rates for the highest earners and that's where he's sticking. now, could that give between now and the end of negotiation? who knows. but they were pretty emphatic on that point. >> that means this is going to be a long, nasty bruiser. thanks so jessica. still to come, after mitt romney, karl rove may be the biggest loser from this election. he wasted hundreds of millions of dollars in ads trying to get romney elected. >>> and a new movie about abraham lincoln hits theatres this weekend. what three things president obama can learn from abe. that guy, put him in it. what's this? [ male announcer ] tell him he's about to find out. you're about to find out. [ male announcer ] test it. highlight the european chassis, 6 speed manual, dual exhaust, wide stance, clean lines, have him floor it, spin it, punch it, drift it, put it through its paces, is he happy? oh ya, he's happy! [ male announcer ] and that's how you test your car for fun. easy. as
hill on the benghazi scandal. >> at the white house briefing, spokesman jay carney pushed back on allegation the administration was not forthcoming on the benghazi attack. specifically what happened on september 11 at the white house as the president met with defense secretary and joint chiefs. >> made aware of the developments throughout the evening and days ensuing. i'm not sure what your question is specifically. >> while they are not independent investigations, carney pointed to the state department internal review, public timeline from the defense department that lays out the military response. similar briefing last week by intelligence officials on the c.i.a. emergency response. >> next week, half dozen hearings or briefings are scheduled including the state department under-secretary patrick kennedy charged with jeff seeing the staff facilities and operation and eric boswell charged with the jeff seeing the diplomatic security for benghazi and other foreign missions. the administration emphasizes the public right to know what unfolded in benghazi, all of next week sessio
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